This 1st Grade lesson centers on the reception of Jesus' grace through the Sacraments. We will learn what grace is, and how it works in the Sacraments. We will also learn about each Sacrament, and how it affects our lives.
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Disputation of the Sacrament
by Raphael (1508-11)
God gives us graces to grow in holiness.
We can’t see grace. To help us know when we receive grace, Jesus instituted the Sacraments. The Sacraments are signs of grace that we can see. When we receive a Sacrament, we know that we are getting certain graces.
There are seven Sacraments. Let’s look at each one:
Baptism — The Sacrament of Baptism is when we first enter the Church. In Baptism we are marked as Christians. This mark is put on our soul. It stays there forever.
The Sacrament of Baptism uses water and special words that Jesus gave us. As he pours water on our head, the priest says, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” A person can’t be baptized without these words.
Reconciliation — The Sacrament of Reconciliation helps you move closer to God by cleaning sin from your soul. There are five steps in this sacrament. First, you must think about the sins you have committed. Second, you must be sorry for your sins. Third, you must not want to sin again. Fourth, you confess, or tell, a priest your sins. After you confess the priest will forgive you in Jesus’ name. Finally, you must do a penance to show you are sorry for your sins.
Holy Communion — In this sacrament we receive Jesus Himself. The priest uses bread and wine to prepare for the Sacrament. During Mass, the priest says the words Jesus spoke at the Last Supper. When he says this special prayer the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus. This is the most important part of the Mass.
Confirmation — At Confirmation we receive the Holy Spirit. Another mark goes on our soul and stays forever. The Sacrament of Confirmation gives us graces to go into the world and share God’s Truths with others. When we receive this sacrament we become adults in the Catholic faith.
Anointing of the Sick — This sacrament is for those who are sick or dying. The priest will rub oil on the forehead of the sick person. This sacrament is not meant to fix the sickness. Instead, the graces give the sick person strength to stay close to God in faith and hope.
Holy Orders — God calls some men to be priests. To be a priest, a man must receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Once a man becomes a priest, he will be a priest forever.
Matrimony — The Sacrament of Matrimony, or Marriage, helps two people grow in holiness together as a family.... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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